• France: Approval for industrial project of sand mining in Brittany
    France: Approval for industrial project of sand mining in Brittany

    The French Ministry of Economy has granted a mining concession to the Compagnie armoricaine de navigation (CAN) in bay of Lannion, north coast of Brittany, despite a strong local opposition to the project, considered as  disastrous from a environmental and economic point of view.

  • The Faroe Islands maximize its renewable energy sources
    The Faroe Islands maximize its renewable energy sources

    An energy storage system Li-ion 2.3 MW should come to the Faroe Islands in December 2015. This extensive project associated with the new 12 MW wind farm help manage the frequent network stability problems due to the incorporation of intermittent renewable energy sources.

  • Albatrosses under threat from longlines
    Albatrosses under threat from longlines

    Over 100,000 albatrosses die each year due to longline fishing. 18 of the 22 species of albatross in the world are thus in danger, including 2 species that are in risk of extinction in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). The French Committee for IUCN, MNHN and the Taaf community are sounding the alarm.

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  • Corsica: a promising system of hydrogen energy storage
    Corsica: a promising system of hydrogen energy storage

    Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.

  • L'Arbre à Vent: New Wind launches wind turbines of proximity
    L'Arbre à Vent: New Wind launches wind turbines of proximity

    With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.

  • Wave Carpet to harness ocean waves to power our home
    Wave Carpet to harness ocean waves to power our home

    Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.

     

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